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Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Increases to 3.0 Percent in September

DES MOINES, IOWA – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate ticked up to 3.0 percent in September, up from 2.9 percent last month but down from 3.1 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, Iowa’s labor force participation…
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Miller-Meeks says she’s gotten death threats after her vote for speaker

By O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) Iowa Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks says she’s received credible death threats after she switched her vote for House speaker. Miller-Meeks voted for Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan for House Speaker on…
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Drivers reminded this week about school bus safety

By Brooke Bickford (Radio Iowa) It’s “National School Bus Safety Week,” and despite reminders every year, there are still drivers who pass buses that have their lights flashing and stop arms out. State Trooper Paul…
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Much needed rain shortens harvest week

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Rains kept some farmers out of the fields at a key time last week as they tried to get the harvest completed. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says with the…
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Popular New Powerball Feature Being Added in Iowa

CLIVE, Iowa — A popular new option is being added to the Powerball® game in Iowa that will give players the chance to play – and win – with the same set of numbers in…
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Iowa approves money for 7 recreational projects across the state

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) The state Transportation Commission has approved funding for several existing recreational trails, and some new ones. The DOT’s Scott Flagg oversees the trail program and says one project will link…
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Climate Statement says Iowa needs more solar power to supplement wind

By Grant Gerlock (Radio Iowa) The latest Iowa Climate Statement signed by more than 200 scientists and researchers at Iowa colleges and universities says the state needs to invest more in solar power. Retired Iowa…
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Iowa’s absentee voting period begins Wednesday, October 18

DES MOINES – Iowans who want to participate in early voting can begin casting ballots for the 2023 City-School Election on Wednesday, October 18. This marks the start of the absentee voting period and the…
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Man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Algona police officer

By Dar Danielson (Radio Iowa) Forty-three-year-old Kyle Ricke has entered a written plea of not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of Algona Police Officer Kevin Cram last month. Online court records show…
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October 23 is deadline to request absentee ballots

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate is reminding eligible Iowans who would like to receive their ballot via mail to request their absentee ballots before the October 23 deadline. Written applications for…
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